Thinking of my maternal grandfather on his 125th birthday.
Ellwood Palmer Strode was most commonly called Palmer, another person who went by his middle name.
This picture was taken in 1948, most likely in Maine. As a kid, I remember my grandparents going up to Southwest Harbor, Maine for some part of the summer. About every 5 years, we would go to Maine to spend a week at Echo Lake, not to far from where this picture was taken.
It wasn’t until I started to so family history research that I learned WHY Maine, to this specific part of Maine. My grandmothers family has a, now, Historic House in the Acadia National Park. Still standing today. Our Revolutionary War soldier is buried “just up the street” from where my grandparents stayed and very close to the homestead.
A walk into the past (story about that house)
A little more about this family
Happy Birthday Grandfather Strode.
p.s. that’s how I remember us kids, calling our maternal grandparents, very formal for little kids.